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PISA 2009 Technical Report
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  27 Mar 2012
Pages: 295 , Language: English
Version: E-book (PDF Format)
ISBN: 9789264167872 , OECD Code: 982012011E1
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The PISA 2009 Technical Report describes the methodology underlying the PISA 2009 survey. It examines additional features related to the implementation of the project at a level of detail that allows researchers to understand and replicate its analyses. The reader will find a wealth of information on the test and sample design, methodologies used to analyse the data, technical features of the project and quality control mechanisms.

Table of contents:

Chapter 1. Programme for International Student Assessment: an Overview
-Features of PISA
-Managing and implementing PISA
-Organisation of this report
Chapter 2. Test Design and Test Development
-Test scope and format
-Test design
-Test development centres
-Development timeline
-The PISA 2009 reading literacy framework
-Item development process
-Field trial
-Main study
Chapter 3. The Development of the PISA Context Questionnaires
-The development of the PISA 2009 Questionnaire Framework
-Research areas in PISA 2009
-The development of the PISA 2009 context questionnaires
-The field-trial of the PISA 2009 context questionnaires
-The coverage of the questionnaire material
Chapter 4. Sample Design
-Target population and overview of the sampling design
-Population coverage, and school and student participation rate standards
Chapter 5. Translation and Verification of the Test and Survey Material
-Development of source versions
-Double translation from two source languages
-PISA Translation and Adaptation Guidelines
-Translation Training Session
-Testing languages and translation/adaptation procedures
-International verification of the national versions
-Summary of items deleted at the national level, due to translation, printing or layout errors
Chapter 6. Field Operations
-Overview of roles and responsibilities
-The selection of the school sample
-Preparation of test booklets, questionnaires and manuals
-Selection of the student sample
-Packaging and shipping materials
-Receipt of materials at the national centre after testing
-Coding of the tests and questionnaires
-The main survey review
Chapter 7. Quality Assurance
-PISA quality control
Chapter 8.Survey Weighting and the Calculation of Sampling Variance
-Survey weighting
Chatper 9.Scaling PISA Cognitive Data
-The mixed coefficients multinomial logit model
-Application to PISA
-Booklet effects
Chapter 10. Data Management Procedures
-Data management at the national centre
-Final review of the data
-Next steps in preparing the international database
Chapter 11. Sampling Outcomes
-Design effects and effective sample
Chapter 12. Scaling Outcomes
-International characteristics of the item pool
-Scaling outcomes
-Test length analysis
-Booklet effects
-Observations concerning the construction of the PISA overall literacy scales
-Link error
Chapter 13. Coding Reliability Studies
-Consistency analyses
-International coder review
Chapter 14. Data Adjudication
Chapter 15. Proficiency Scale Construction
-Development of the described scales
-Defining proficiency levels
-Reporting the results for PISA reading
Chapter 16. Scaling Procedures and Construct Validation of Context Questionnaire Data
-Simple questionnaire indices
-Scaling methodology and construct validation
-Questionnaire scale indices
Chapter 17. Digital Reading Assessment
-Item authoring tool
-Online item review
-School hardware requirements
-Test delivery system
-Data capture and submission
-Scoring student responses
-Online Coding System
Chapter 18. International Database
-Files in the database
-Records in the database
-Representing missing data
-How are students and schools identified?
-DRA database
-Further information
-Annex A. Main study item pool classification
-Annex B. Contrast coding used in conditioning
-Annex C. Design effect tables
-Annex D. Changes to core questionnaire items
-Annex E. Mapping of ISCED to years
-Annex F. National household possession items
-Annex G. PISA 2009 technical standards
-Annex H. PISA Consortium, staff and consultants
-Annex I. Selection of OECD PISA publications
-Annex J. OECD countries included in standardisation of major PISA scales

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